Spanish Rice - Central California Style

Total Time
Prep 50 mins
Cook 0 mins

Lets face it, Mexican food is sooooooooooo different in different states, sometimes, even within the same state. I add Chicken Base (from Costco) to my water, instead of Chicken broth. and we just love this with Sunny Select Southwest Roasted Tomato Salsa with Cilantro (medium), however, I think you would love this with your favorite chunky salsa!


  1. chop onion and mince garlic and saute with salt and pepper and rice, until most of the rice appears golden brown.
  2. Coat rice with salsa.
  3. add chicken broth and more salt and pepper to taste. bring to a boil, simmer without stirring for 20 to 30 minutes. If rice is still hard, add 1 c more of chicken broth and stir gently, cover and wait another 6 - 8 minutes (I have never had to add more broth).